The most notable changes are in its weight savings. It is 51 kilograms lighter than its predecessor marking on the scale 1,125 kg, so it improves performance and behavior. To achieve such a weight reduction, Lotus engineers have placed a lighter battery, a lighter exhaust, improved engine mounts, a center console with the gearbox mechanism exposed and optimized soundproofing.
As for its powertrain, no changes are discernible. It continues to be powered by the 3.5 V6 supercharged V6 engine with a maximum power output of 351 hp and 400 Nm of torque. It is also equipped with a manual gearbox with which it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaches a speed of 274 km/h. Optionally it can be equipped with a six-speed automatic gearbox that reduces the acceleration figure by one tenth of a second.
The suspension has also been improved with firmer shock absorbers and different geometry, thus achieving a lower center of gravity. It is able to lap the Hethel track in 1:29.8.
On the other hand, and as an option, you can reduce its weight thanks to forged alloy wheels that reduce its load by 5 kg. At the same time another 5 kilograms can be reduced by two-piece perforated brake discs.
The Lotus Exige Sport 350 will go on sale in Europe in February next year. We will have to wait until March of the same year to see the Roadster version available.